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[Tutorial] How to get the Build Number of a bricked Mediatek (MTK) Android phone

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(This post was last modified: 07-08-2017, 05:54 PM by hovatek. )

In the guide @ https://journal.hovatek.com/your-phone-m...verything/ on the importance of your phone's Build Number, we explained why you should take your Build Number seriously. If your phone is bricked and you need to know your Build Number (to get the right firmware @ https://forum.hovatek.com/forum-89.html) especially when none of the firmware you've tried seems to be working, this guide will help you .

* Note:
  • The assumption in this guide is that you've not made changes to the original device info by overwriting with something else
  • Not every method will work in your case due to differences in level of bricking, device model and existing setup on devices you use.

Method 1:  Recovery Mode


Boot the phone into recovery mode using https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-479.html . On some devices, you'll find the Build Number written at the top of the Stock Recovery e.g Infinix X506

[Image: tecno-infinix-boot-to-recovery-mode-afte...update.jpg]


Method 2: Build.prop


Setup ADB on the PC using https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-588.html . In ADB, run

Code:
adb devices
adb pull /system/build.prop

Check ro.build.display
E.g Infinix Hot 2

[Image: Build.prop_.png]


Method 3: Miracle Box ReadInfo

  • Download miracle box + loader @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-15700.html
  • Extract the contents of the zip file and launch miracle loader
  • When miracle box opens, click on the MTK tab then click on ReadInfo
  • Select you chip-set type from the drop-down (leave it at 4th auto if you don't know the chip-set)
  • Click on the Start Button then connect your device while its powered off
  • Miracle box should display a lot of info > including ID: xxxxx
  • That's the build number of your device
    e.g Tecno Y4

    [Image: how-to-get-build-number-using-miracle-box.jpg]

Method 4: System.img


Dump the phone's firmware in scatter format using https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13347.html . Rename system.bin to system.img and unpack using https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-15855.html
Open Build.prop using Notepad++ and check ro.build.display
E.g Infinix Hot 2

[Image: Build.prop_.png]


Method 5: Mother Board


Loosen the phone down to the Mother Board. You might find a part of the Build Number inscribed e.g Infinix Note 2 X600

[Image: Infinix-X600-Motherboard.jpg]


Method 6: Factory Mode


Boot the phone into factory mode using https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-12935.html . In factory mode, navigate to "version" then use the power button to select it.
You should find the build number under SW ver. e.g Gionee M5 mini

[Image: Factory-mode.png]


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